Low Carb Cream Cheese & Lemon Macaroons

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Karen's Gourmet Low-Carb Recipes By Karen Barnaby Another of her recipes. I love macaroons, and these ARE delicious! Prep time requires 1 hour sitting time to blend flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. .
  2. Combine the coconut, syrup or Splenda, whipping cream and vanilla.
  3. Let sit for one hour.
  4. Stir in the cream cheese until blended, then the egg. Mix well.
  5. Stir in the macadamia nuts and lemon rind.
  6. Drop by level tablespoons, into macaroon shaped mounds, on a parchment lined cookie sheet, 2-inches apart.
  7. Bake approximately 15 minutes, until tops are lightly speckled with brown. 
  8. Total carbohydrates (with macadamia nuts): 26.8 Per cookie: 1.34
  9. Total carbohydrates (without macadamia nuts): 22.2 Per cookie: 1.11.
Most Helpful

These cookies are great. The only thing I did differently was to put the dough into a zip lock and squeeze it into mounds on a silicone baking sheet. That was only out of laziness. It worked pretty well. I did have to do a little shaping with clean fingers. I will definitely be making these again.

sueka February 18, 2011